Forgiveness is one of the most beautiful words in the human vocabulary. How much pain and unhappy consequences could be avoided if we all learned the meaning of this word?
King David shared some of the emotion he personally experienced after he asked God to “wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin”. - Psalm 51:2
Elsewhere he says,“Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit”. - Psalm 32:1–2
In one bold stroke, forgiveness obliterates the past and permits us to enter the land of new beginnings.
We all need forgiveness in our lives. Who do you need to forgive? Maybe it's yourself. If God can forgive us of our sins, how can we not forgive ourselves?
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. - 1 John 1:9
Let's make this Accept and Give Forgiveness Day.